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QX To Paint An Idaho Vandals, UM, And MSU Plane  
User currently offlineAirport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4797 times:

Hello!

Rather interesting, and funny news today. Last year there was a bit of an absurd uproar in the college town of Moscow, Idaho (where the University of Idaho is located) regarding the fact that Horizon Air had painted a Boise State University (the best looking plane on earth, I might add) and not an Idaho Vandals plane, despite the fact that Boise State was a much more recognized school (and the fact that we are perfect in just about every way and the, ahem, Idaho Vandals are surely not, but need I go on?)... did I mention that the Boise State plane was the best looking plane on earth? 

So anyway, there was a pretty big uproar in Moscow "not-the-one-in-Soviet-Russia-but-they're-all-commies-anyway", Idaho. And then things got a WHOLE LOT worse during the annual Boise State-Vandals rivalry football game when Horizon did a flyby in the stadium with the Boise State plane (did I mention that we kicked their butts?  )... People in Moscow were fuming that QX didn't paint a Vandals plane! The athletics director at the University of Idaho even refused to board on a QX flight from LWS-SEA because the plane flying the route that day was the BSU plane! A facebook boycott ensued... and I laughed a little on the inside when this happened... silly Vandals!

And then... this announcement today:

http://www.alaskasworld.com/newsroom/QXNews/images/hi-res/U-Idaho_Q400_HiRes.jpg

QX WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?!

Horizon Air To Cheer Home Teams in Idaho and Montana: 3 Q400s To Be Painted in Public University Colors

http://www.alaskasworld.com/newsroom...s/QXstories/QX_20101004_141050.asp

So I guess they caved in... shame on you QX!

Oh! And University of Montana and Montana State University are also getting Q400 liveries!  http://www.alaskasworld.com/newsroom/QXNews/images/hi-res/MSU_Q400_HiRes.jpg
http://www.alaskasworld.com/newsroom/QXNews/images/hi-res/UM_Q400_HiRes.jpg

In all seriousness it's great to see more College liveries coming and I can't wait to fly on them. This also confirms that QX will be taking some Q400s soon as CRJ-700s leave the fleet... unless they decide to paint current aircraft, which I don't think they will.

As a proud Boise State Bronco...

Cheers! 
Anthony/Airport

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User currently offlineGEG2RAP From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 853 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4725 times:

GO VANDALS!!!
Finally QX came to their senses, we might not be able to beat BSCC (Boise State Community College) in football, but we sure can in the classroom 
Vandal Black and Gold will look awesome!!! Can't wait to take a ride in it!!!
Any idea what tail #'s it will be?


User currently offlineAAflyguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 362 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4716 times:

These are three existing aircraft which were already scheduled to be repainted. QX may take on additional Q400's at some point, but this is no indication of that. Great to see them expanding the college sky-line of sorts. Haven't seen any other airline do this. Brings a lot of excitement to them, even as the QX name brand may be retired in the year to come. Nice way to go out!

AAflyguy


User currently offlineSurfandSnow From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 2897 posts, RR: 31
Reply 3, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4703 times:

I flew on the Boise State Q400 LAX-STS-SEA in March and wondered when, due to the LAX base, we'll see my school painted on a QX plane? After all, it's a prominent Pac-10 school that is a big rival to UW, WSU, OSU, and OU...(and no, I did NOT Bruin my life)  


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User currently offlineah414211 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 222 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4611 times:

Quoting Airport (Thread starter):
Horizon Air had painted a Boise State University (the best looking plane on earth, I might add)

Have you had your eyes checked lately??

Quoting GEG2RAP (Reply 1):
Finally QX came to their senses, we might not be able to beat BSCC (Boise State Community College) in football, but we sure can in the classroom

  


User currently offlinemcg From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 825 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4601 times:

Go Griz! It's nice to see Horizon add a Griz themed aircraft. They've provided excellent service to MSO for many years.

User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5713 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4551 times:

Idaho Vandals is great..but WHERE ON EARTH...*deep breath* is the University of Utah plane?!      


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User currently offlinewedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5950 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4450 times:
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Quoting WesternA318 (Reply 6):
Idaho Vandals is great..but WHERE ON EARTH...*deep breath* is the University of Utah plane?!

Why would QX paint up an aircraft with U of Utah when they don't even serve the State of Utah???

Quoting SurfandSnow (Reply 3):
due to the LAX base, we'll see my school painted on a QX plane?

Never say never, but so far QX has been concentrating on PNW colleges. I'm hoping we'll see Gonzaga (Spokane) and Western Washington University (Bellingham) first.


User currently offlineGEG2RAP From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 853 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4383 times:

All joking aside, way to go QX, this is a great way to promote their product and the fine academic institutions of the Northwest.
WAY TO GO QX!!


User currently offlineseb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11766 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4329 times:

Quoting Airport (Thread starter):
(and the fact that we are perfect in just about every way and the, ahem, Idaho Vandals are surely not, but need I go on?)...

Except that gawd awful blue turf. You know why it is blue don't you? So the BSU cheerleaders won't graze at halftime 
Quoting Airport (Thread starter):
QX WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?!

They were thinking: what's good for the goose and all that. I am just glad they had WSU and UW out about the same time as well as UO and OSU. Imangine the uproar there! The Montana State plane looks really good!



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User currently offlineflyPBA From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4210 times:

These three Q400s are already in the fleet ... don't know which aircraft yet ... but they are just 3 that need repainting anyway (this comes from Horizon Air themselves)

User currently offlinenwray From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 64 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4033 times:
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Hey, how about the Eastern Washington University Eagles? Flights out of GEG get a great view of the new red turf field!

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